Here are some reflections from some of the conference delegates:
"Nothing but an amazing experience."
"This has and probably always will be the the greatest week of my high school life. I have learnt and discovered incredible things."
"GAIL made me realise that the only way to be able to go the extra mile is by taking risks; there are no cheat codes."
"GAIL puts your character to the test and opens your eyes to endless opportunities. It is where so many different cultures can amalgamate into something new and beautiful - and cultures being understood is especially essential these days."
"GAIL made me realize that making friends is not easy, but without them, we can barely breathe."
"GAIL has taught me to become fearless in the pursuit of what makes my soul feel alive. It has taught me that fear destroys opportunities, and that stepping out of your comfort zone is the best thing you could do for yourself."
"A great experience that will last forever in your heart and memories."
"GAIL has been an instrument that has facilitated introspection and self-acceptance for me. I am grateful."
"GAIL for me is a platform to challenge yourselves and take risks to learn to create everlasting relationships and forgettable memories."
"GAIL was a cheesecake."
"Being part of GAIL gave me the opportunity to connect with and learn from other students my age, each with different backgrounds, upbringings and unique views and opinions on life. The trip also allowed me to form close friendships with people from all over the world, but also with the people I get to see every day at school. I am so grateful to have been part of GAIL and for all the experiences and memories it gave me. "
"The GAIL convention was nothing like I had ever experienced before. Through GAIL people from all over the world from all different walks of life where able to come together, connect, create, teach and learn from each other. It was truly one of the best experiences of my life. "
"GAIL has helped me by expanding my horizons globally through learning about different countries and their unique cultures."
"The GAIL convention allowed me to step out of my comfort zone, meet new people and gain knowledge through participating in a range of interactive workshops. The GAIL convention allowed me to grow and learn as a person and I am better of now in my daily life from the knowledge that I learnt on the trip."
"During the convention we completed a number of group activities and workshops which aimed to give us a better understanding of what the theme of a balanced life meant. Not only did we learn about a balanced life but we also established connections between people around the world and most importantly had fun."
'I believe that the GAIL experience taught me to appreciate everything while it lasts and to take every opportunity which gets thrown my way; to step outside my comfort zone. I loved every single bit of GAIL and I hope Scotchies to come will also be able to experience the diversity and equality I felt in such a compassionate and kind environment. "